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57 Colleges
17,630 Yearly Graduations
$55,731 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,273 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 17,630 students received a healthcare degree from a college in Kentucky, making it rank #19 in terms of graduations. Kentucky colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,933 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $19,610 per year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Kentucky take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,818 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
1,348 Yearly Degrees
$12,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Kentucky is 29,402, of which 22,236 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,622 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,661 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UK is $36,900.

Public Public vs. Private
1,102 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,553 full-time undergraduates at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and 10,143 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,012 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,074 full-time undergraduates at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and 6,327 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,019 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,900 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
892 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville is 2,126, of which 2,108 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,067 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,389 a year. Galen College of Nursing - Louisville has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

#5

Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
865 Yearly Degrees

Frontier Nursing University has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#6

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
848 Yearly Degrees
$9,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Kentucky University is 14,980, of which 12,662 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,908 are full-time. It takes the average Eastern undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

62% of Eastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,730 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
770 Yearly Degrees
$10,802 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,171 students at WKU in total, 15,895 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,815 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WKU is 4.5 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

57% of WKU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,901 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WKU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
748 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,560 students at Jefferson Community and Technical College in total, 3,060 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Jefferson Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,525 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
726 Yearly Degrees
$11,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,860 undergraduates at UofL, of which 11,560 are full-time, and there are 21,670 students altogether. It takes the average UofL undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,800 during the early-career years.

#10

Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
674 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Madisonville Community College is 3,737, which includes 1,019 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,039 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,700 during the early-career years.

#11

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
671 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Somerset Community College is 5,644, which includes 2,205 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

27% of SCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,189 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
598 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maysville Community and Technical College is 3,889, which includes 1,349 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

30% of Maysville Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,488 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
558 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ashland Community and Technical College is 2,598, which includes 1,295 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,018 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
536 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,271 full-time undergraduates at Gateway, and 4,763 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,221 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#15

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
462 Yearly Degrees
$10,296 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,664 students at NKU in total, 11,868 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,243 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NKU is 4.8 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

58% of NKU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,480 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NKU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
442 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,245 students at Hazard Community and Technical College in total, 1,051 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

21% of Hazard Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,589 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hazard Community and Technical College is $20,200.

Public Public vs. Private
345 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,503 students at Southeast in total, 1,264 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Southeast take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,517 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
343 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Owensboro Community and Technical College is 4,004, which includes 1,622 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

17% of Owensboro Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Owensboro Community and Technical College is $24,400.

#19

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
332 Yearly Degrees
$12,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sullivan University is 3,318, of which 2,624 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,636 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

84% of Sullivan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,724 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sullivan University is $26,000.

#20

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
329 Yearly Degrees
$9,174 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,556 students at Murray State in total, 8,139 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,190 are full-time. It takes the average Murray State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

57% of Murray State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,696 a year. Murray State has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Murray State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
326 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,785 full-time undergraduates at SKYCTC, and 4,304 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,775 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

#22

MedQuest College

Louisville, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
317 Yearly Degrees

There are 410 students at MedQuest College in total, 410 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at MedQuest College is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 86% of students at MedQuest College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#23

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
304 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,655 students at Hopkinsville Community College in total, 921 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

16% of Hopkinsville Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,909 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hopkinsville Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,254 full-time undergraduates at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and 6,648 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is $23,800.

#25

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
270 Yearly Degrees
$42,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bellarmine University is 3,331, of which 2,553 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,416 are full-time. It takes the average Bellarmine U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Bellarmine U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,093 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

Other Kentucky Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Morehead State University 262
27 Spalding University 248
28 Big Sandy Community and Technical College 226
29 Beckfield College - Florence 174
30 University of Pikeville 165
31 ATA College 158
32 University of the Cumberlands 149
33 Henderson Community College 135
34 American National University - Lexington 96
35 Union College Kentucky 88
36 Midway University 76
37 Ross Medical Education Center - Erlanger 68
38 Medical Career & Technical College 65
39 Lexington Healing Arts Academy 64
40 Galen College of Nursing - ARH 59
41 Thomas More College 55
42 Ross Medical Education Center - Owensboro 52
43 Ross College-Hopkinsville 51
44 Kentucky Christian University 48
44 Lindsey Wilson College 48
46 Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training 42
47 Kentucky State University 40
48 Campbellsville University 38
49 Daymar College - Bowling Green 30
50 Georgetown College 24
51 Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education 18
52 Kentucky Wesleyan College 13
53 Brescia University 12
54 Berea College 8
55 Interactive College of Technology - Newport 2
55 Alice Lloyd College 2
57 Asbury University 0

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